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I agree with every post. *It's way too easy to perpetuate stereotypes, whether of black welfare mothers or of Southern white racists. *There's no doubt in my mind that the joke's about a black woman, from the downtown location, to her dialect, to that name Leroy. *We had plenty of jokes like that when I was a kid in Mississippi and we didn't analyze them or think too much about them. *I'd say we didn't think of them as being racist, but I remember we tried to never repeat them to the black kids we knew. *On the other hand, Throckmoron's "sarcasm" accuses Josh of being in the Klan. *That's a serious escalation and, like accusing someone of being a nazi or a sl ut, it's hard to take it as humor.
Bruce in CT
Madness is something rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche
And here I thought it was picking on us rednecks . If it was supposed to be racist, wouldn't the kids have all been named George?
see, everyone can interpret it differently.
Yeah George Forman.George Foreman had 7 children -- 5 boys named George and 2 daughters, Freeda George and Georgetta.
I don't think Josh ment any harm he was telling a joke.
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George Foreman. ALL of his kids are named George. Remember the grill commercials? This dude has like 50 kids! lol!
Simply for future reference, when attempting to identify intent in a case like this, avoid saying things are making accusations which will only ensure a bad outcome to the situation. A better policy would be to give the person benefit of the doubt, make your concerns known in a direct and non-confrontational manner. If you ascertain that the comment was made with malicious intent, then you can contact a moderator.Originally Posted by [b
Accusing someone of being affiliated with a certain group after making a comment which could be construed any number of ways is not an acceptable policy.
Like George Foreman! Named all his boys George.Originally Posted by [b
Amen to that JB. I wasnt thinking of a white, black, or any other race of family at all. All I was thinking is lol, lmao, rofl. Good one JB.
In the year Josh has been on he has never once, to my knowledge, made any remark that was even remotely racist. It's my experience that anyone of racist or other "antisocial" tendencies doesn't last long on this forum. They either leave on their own when they can't get others to parrot their BS or they are banned. In either case, good riddance!
when I was reading the joke I had a white chick in in my thoughts ( maybe I'm racist for not even considering the women could be another color?) and no matter what the color she was, it was a funny joke!
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